Episode 053: Donald Gaskins, Part 1

on November 4, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by

This week, we begin our profile of Donald “Pee Wee” Gaskins. Most serial killers either kill strangers or people they know. Gaskins was unusual in that he killed both.

He was also one of the meanest, most sadistic S.O.B.’s I’ve ever read about.


Much of the Donald Gaskins story is based upon what he said about himself, and cannot be independently corroborated. I’ll do my best to sort through the B.S., but some will surely make its way into the show.

I’ll be using two primary sources for these podcasts, which are the two books written about Gaskins. One of them is an autobiography, and probably has a great deal of self-serving claptrap, but our real information is somewhat limited.

You can also download the episode directly.

And feel free to use the comments below for episode discussion.

“Pee Wee Gaskins: America’s No. 1 Serial Killer” by John Chandler Griffin
“Final Truth: The Autobiography of a Serial Killer” by Donald Gaskins and Wilton Earle
“The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers” by Michael Newton
“The Meanest Man in America” episode of the true crime show “Twisted”

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